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Fast Company Announces Annual List Of The 100 Most Creative People In Business CHARLES ARNTZEN, THE GODFATHER OF "PHARMING," EARNS TOP RANK FOR "FIGHTING EBOLA WITH TOBACCO"

100 Most Creative People in Business for 2015... Earning the No. 1 spot on the list this year is Charles Arntzen, whose work in the field of "pharming"--engineering plants to produce specialized vaccines and other drugs--led to the development of ZMapp,
PR Newswire
added May 12, 2015 12:12
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[North Carolina] A thawing relationship / Company, farm-worker union become more civil

That doesn't mean, however, that the Farm Labor Organizing Committee is easing up on its prodding of Reynolds' board of directors to push the company's contract tobacco growers harder on worker-safety issues.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 8, 2015 12:15
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[North Carolina] Reynolds to face protests again / Farm labor advocates plan demonstrations on worker safety

Reynolds and Altria Group Inc. confirmed contracts with tobacco growers prohibit — starting in 2015 — the hiring of anyone under age 16 to work in their fields. Those ages 16 and 17 will be required to receive safety training and wear appropriate personal
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 7, 2015 13:32
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[Minnesota] Maplewood Company Treats Cancer with Tobacco

after growing the tobacco plant, a biopsy is taken from a patient and injected into the plant. About six days later, the antibody or proteins created in the plant are given to the patient. Traditional methods involve chicken eggs, but the problem is that
KSTP-TV 5 (Saint Paul, MN)
added May 7, 2015 12:06
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[Australia] Illegal tobacco sold in 13 Victorian country centres, including Geelong

A KPMG report has revealed that four to six outlets in Shepparton are selling illegal tobacco. There are up to three outlets selling it in Bendigo, Bairnsdale, Corio, Eaglehawk... Tax office deputy commissioner Will Day said it was no excuse for farmers
Geelong (Vic) Advertiser (au)
added May 5, 2015 17:21
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Use of illicit tobacco following introduction of standardised packaging of tobacco products in Australia: results from a national cross-sectional survey (PDF)

While unable to quantify the total extent of use of illicit manufactured cigarettes, in this large national survey we found no evidence in Australia of increased use of two categories of manufactured cigarettes likely to be contraband, no increase in purc
Tobacco Control
added May 5, 2015 17:30
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[China] Up in Smoke / In Zimbabwe, a booming tobacco-growing sector threatens the country’s forests

This year alone, Zimbabwe is expected to earn a record $777 million dollars from tobacco sales, mainly to China. The country’s tobacco farmers and tobacco traders be may thrilled, but their joy is an environmental catastrophe for the African country.
Earth Island Journal
added May 20, 2015 06:24
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Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary, BAM Agricultural Solutions and Tyton BioEnergy Systems Sign a Collaborative Agreement Focused on Domestic and International Energy Tobacco Production

Developing ground breaking new sources of renewable energy by repurposing tobacco, the world’s largest non-food crop, for green chemicals production
Business Wire
added May 5, 2015 20:30
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[Africa, Asia, Zimbabwe] China gets lion's share of tobacco exports

CHINA has accounted for more than half of Zimbabwe’s tobacco exports in 2015, latest statistics have shown, as the Asian giant took top gong from Belgium which ruled the roost in the comparable period last year.
Newsday (zw)
added May 4, 2015 18:03
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[Africa] Malawi tobacco sales rake in US$31m in three weeks

Tobacco earnings have reached over US$31million from 21.7 million kilogrammes in three weeks of sale at the country’s tobacco auction market.Tobacco Control Commission chief executive Bruce Munthali said Monday that this year’s earnings appeared a bit be
StarAfrica
added May 4, 2015 17:32
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